FFmpeg 2.0 oggparsevorbis.c vorbis_header memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in FFmpeg 2.0 (Multimedia Processing Software). Affected is the function vorbis_header of the file libavformat/oggparsevorbis.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The issue has been introduced in 07/11/2013. The weakness was disclosed 03/02/2014 by Mateusz Jurczyk and Gynvael Coldwind with Google Security Team as avformat/oggparsevorbis: check packet size before reading new_len from it as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is available at git.videolan.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-125008. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 234 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.videolan.org.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (91655). The entries 12583, 12584, 12586 and 12588 are pretty similar.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.6
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Patch: git.videolan.org


07/11/2013 🔍
03/02/2014 +234 days 🔍
03/07/2014 +5 days 🔍
03/13/2014 +6 days 🔍
06/17/2022 +3018 days 🔍


Product: ffmpeg.org

Advisory: avformat/oggparsevorbis: check packet size before reading new_len from it
Researcher: Mateusz Jurczyk/Gynvael Coldwind
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-125008 (🔍)
X-Force: 91655 - FFmpeg vorbis_header() denial of service, Medium Risk
Secunia: 57282 - FFmpeg Multiple Vulnerabilities, Less Critical

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Created: 03/13/2014 03:24 PM
Updated: 06/17/2022 11:23 PM
Changes: 03/13/2014 03:24 PM (46), 04/17/2019 07:37 AM (9), 06/17/2022 11:23 PM (3)
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